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Rivers Agency Hosting 'Look for the Stars' Event

Sep 14 2016 - 11:45am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Rivers Agency, a full-service advertising firm, is hosting a “Look for the Stars” party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 to celebrate and build awareness of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s new enhancement project on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus.

Author Margot Lee Shetterly to visit Morehead

Aug 29 2016 - 9:22am

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 9 a.m. for two special events at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center with the author of the book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” Author Margot Lee Shetterly will participate in a special book-club style dinner and then give a keynote talk in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Discover Your Universe

Aug 16 2016 - 8:55am

Calling all UNC undergrads! Relax under the stars in Morehead’s historic planetarium and take a guided tour of the night sky during these free special programs. After learning to identify the planets, stars and constellations visible in the North Carolina sky, you’ll embark on a fly-through of our universe. After the show, if the skies are clear, you can observe the real night sky from Morehead’s sundial through telescopes. The planetarium show happens rain or shine; outdoor observing is weather permitting.

Morehead's Denise Young to lead Bell Museum

Jul 20 2016 - 4:11pm

Denise Young has been selected to serve as executive director of the Bell Museum + Planetarium at the University of Minnesota. She will begin her duties in September 2016.

NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation awards $750,000 grant to Morehead

Jul 8 2016 - 4:55pm

NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in support of the North Carolina Science Festival expansion across the state.

Morehead will use the four-year grant to build a statewide network of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals who will serve as Science Festival Ambassadors. The network will reflect and serve populations that are underserved and underrepresented in STEM, according to Morehead’s director, Todd Boyette.

See a Moon rock! Meet an astronaut!

Apr 29 2016 - 4:16pm

Curious about life aboard the International Space Station? Come visit NASA's Destination Station, making its first North Carolina stop at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Tuesday, May 3 (1-6 p.m.). Morehead is on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Exhibits closed Saturday, April 16 until 1 p.m.

Apr 14 2016 - 4:55pm

The STEMville Science Symposium will be hosted by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Saturday, April 16, 2016. All exhibits will be closed during the symposium, but will reopen at 1 p.m. Planetarium shows will follow their normal schedule and Science Stage shows will begin at 1:30 p.m.

UNC Science Expo offers something for everyone

Apr 8 2016 - 8:00pm

Children and adults can tour research labs, experiment with hands-on activities, watch live science demonstrations and meet scientists at UNC Science Expo on April 9, 2016 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The expo is free and is a signature event of North Carolina Science Festival.

Family Science Day celebrates "Take Flight"

Mar 2 2016 - 8:42am

Build your own flying machine, study a hawk moth, learn about gliding lizards -- it's all part of the fun at Family Science Day: Take Flight on Sunday, March 6 (1-4 p.m.) at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

The free event celebrates "Take Flight," Morehead's newest planetarium show, with hands-on activities and special presentations, designed to help children and parents/caregivers explore aeronautics and related science topics.

Learning about the Zika virus

Feb 11 2016 - 4:10pm

Helen Lazear, Ph.D., a virologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss the Zika virus at a special Carolina Science Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at Back Bar (behind Top of the Hill restaurant) in Chapel Hill.

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